MSc by Research

University of Kent, School of Biosciences

Program Description

MSc by Research

University of Kent, School of Biosciences

MSc by research in subjects related to Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cell Biology, or Genetics

All students conduct a full-time research project in the area of their chosen specialisation. The opportunities may vary yearly and a selection of the current (starting September 2014) projects available are outlined below. The period of benchwork may involve a placement in an industrial laboratory and culminates in the submission of a written research dissertation which forms an important component of the assessment procedures. Additionally, students will be asked to produce a poster for presentation at the annual Postgraduate Symposium in July and a talk at the conclusion of their studies.

We expect that graduates from the course will benefit from an extended independent laboratory research project and will be better qualified to make an important contribution to industry in the specialist area they have chosen, or possibly pursue training to PhD level in a separate degree. International students, especially those from countries developing their biosciences infrastructure, will be able to return home with qualifications to enable them to initiate or direct relevant research. The fees for the Masters course are as follows:

£3,900 Home/EU students £14,860 International students

Fees for part-time study are half of the full-time equivalent.

Please note that the School of Biosciences has a very limited number of funding and scholarship opportunities for master's students and it is likely that fees and subsistence will largely be funded by the candidates themselves. Please visit the funding and scholarships page to review eligibility criteria and the application procedure.

  • Integrin trafficking: Regulation of cell migration and tumour cell invasiveness
  • Blastocystis metabolites: what does a "questionable parasite" produces and why?
  • Developing Naegleria as a model organism for investigating the metabolic functions of mitochondria
  • Cardiac muscle myosins: analysis of sequence, structure and kinetic properties in relation to heart disease
  • Developing new NMR methodologies for biology, biochemistry and biomedicine
  • In vivo investigation into the role of α-synuclein amino-terminal acetylation in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease
  • Development of novel fluorescence titration methods to define the affinity of myosin for actin
  • Molecular Studies of Tropomyosin
  • The Scs proteins of Salmonella: redox biochemistry and copper tolerance
  • Resistomics – describing and understanding cancer cell drug resistance at a systems level
  • Are disease causing mutations located at functionally important regions in proteins?
  • Prediction of protein structure from its sequence: a fool's errand?
  • Understanding the molecular mechanisms of ALS linked SOD1 toxicity using the model eukaryote S. cerevisiae
  • Innexin Gene Function in the Developing Nervous System
  • Development of a series of novel biosensors
  • Elucidating the pyruvate metabolism in anaerobic parasitic protozoa
  • Development of novel prokaryote recombinant amino-terminal acetylation systems for the production of modified recombinant proteins
  • Investigations on the mitochondrial protein composition of microbial eukaryotes from diverse physical environments
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated December 4, 2015
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